Telepathic snails, a non-sequitur rap music video, couch driving, magical food items, and a rockabilly evangelical reverend punch your face hard in Jessie’s Super Normal Regular Average Day. Written and directed by Brian K. Williams, this weird-a*s flick takes its place in the “What the hell did I just watch?” genre. If you want coherency and a strong story, you’ll probably want to skip on this one; it has a unique style but not a lot of nutritional substance. There’s a griminess to the characters and set pieces that are as bewitching as they are repulsive. The movie features an early to mid-90’s MTV aesthetic, or maybe a higher-end Troma feature look-and-feel to it all. This film will make you feel like you got progressively dumber while watching. I dig these kinds of movies, and I enjoyed Jessie’s adventure into madness for the most part, but at a certain point, you start to realize there’s not really a point to any of this at all. There’s no clever commentary, no character arcs, and no explanations. This is just a series of odd stuff happening on screen that assaults your senses and leaves your brain a mushy blob of mush.
“…begins with Jessie sitting around and smoking weed when suddenly her friend Misty shows up and punches her in the face.”
Describing the plot of Jessie’s Super Normal Regular Average Day is futile. There honestly isn’t one. The movie begins with Jessie (Ellie Church) sitting around and smoking weed when suddenly her friend Misty (Allison Maier) shows up and punches her in the face. There’s a fight scene that gets crazy and warped, and then a conversation about how Jessie (and the audience) should forget everything we think we know. What follows is some insane stuff about killing God, a wacky reverend speaking directly to Jessie through her tv, copious amounts of smoke breaks, chainsaw-wielding topless nuns, a guy that’s high on drugs named Rodger. None of this makes sense. None of this goes anywhere. It’s just a balls-to-the-wall journey to the credits of the movie. Depending on your personal tastes, this could be a complete waste of your time, or it could be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s honestly a toss-up, but for me, there was enough there to make the viewing experience highly pleasurable.
"…...takes its place in the “What the hell did I just watch?” genre."